TENGGER CAVALRY

Folk Metal / Non-Metal • China
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Tennger Cavalry is a folk metal band first formed in Beijing China, but is now based in New York. The band formed in March 2010, and is named after the sky god of Mongolian shamanism.

Tengger Cavalry blends overtone throat singing, Mongolian horse-head fiddle and other nomadic music traditions of Central Asia with metal, creating what they call "Nomadic Folk Metal".

The band gained huge mainstream publicity in 2015 by performing at a sold out Carnegie Hall on Christmas Eve.

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TENGGER CAVALRY Discography

TENGGER CAVALRY albums / top albums

TENGGER CAVALRY 血祭萨满 / Blood Sacrifice Shaman album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
血祭萨满 / Blood Sacrifice Shaman
Folk Metal 2010
TENGGER CAVALRY Cavalry Folk album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cavalry Folk
Folk Metal 2011
TENGGER CAVALRY Sunesu Cavalry album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sunesu Cavalry
Folk Metal 2012
TENGGER CAVALRY The Expedition album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Expedition
Folk Metal 2013
TENGGER CAVALRY 黑骏 / Black Steed album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
黑骏 / Black Steed
Folk Metal 2013
TENGGER CAVALRY 远古呼唤 / Ancient Call album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
远古呼唤 / Ancient Call
Folk Metal 2014
TENGGER CAVALRY Cavalry in Thousands album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cavalry in Thousands
Folk Metal 2016
TENGGER CAVALRY Folklore of the Cavalry album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Folklore of the Cavalry
Folk Metal 2016
TENGGER CAVALRY Hymn of the Earth album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hymn of the Earth
Folk Metal 2016
TENGGER CAVALRY Cavalry from Hell album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Cavalry from Hell
Folk Metal 2017
TENGGER CAVALRY Die on My Ride album cover 3.29 | 3 ratings
Die on My Ride
Folk Metal 2017
TENGGER CAVALRY Chamber Music album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Chamber Music
Non-Metal 2017
TENGGER CAVALRY Cian Bi album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cian Bi
Folk Metal 2018
TENGGER CAVALRY Northern Memory album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Northern Memory
Folk Metal 2019

TENGGER CAVALRY EPs & splits

TENGGER CAVALRY Mongol Metal album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mongol Metal
Folk Metal 2015
TENGGER CAVALRY Overture for Carnegie Unplugged album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Overture for Carnegie Unplugged
Folk Metal 2015
TENGGER CAVALRY kAAn album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
kAAn
Folk Metal 2016
TENGGER CAVALRY Mountain Side album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mountain Side
Folk Metal 2016
TENGGER CAVALRY Northern Memory (Vol. 2) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Northern Memory (Vol. 2)
Folk Metal 2019

TENGGER CAVALRY live albums

TENGGER CAVALRY NJ Transiit: Live in Clifton album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
NJ Transiit: Live in Clifton
Folk Metal 2015
TENGGER CAVALRY Live: Trephagon WRSU FM album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live: Trephagon WRSU FM
Folk Metal 2016
TENGGER CAVALRY Live: West Hollywood album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live: West Hollywood
Folk Metal 2016

TENGGER CAVALRY demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

TENGGER CAVALRY Tengger Cavalry album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tengger Cavalry
Folk Metal 2010

TENGGER CAVALRY re-issues & compilations

TENGGER CAVALRY Blood Sacrifice Shaman album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blood Sacrifice Shaman
Folk Metal 2015
TENGGER CAVALRY Grassland Rock album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Grassland Rock
Folk Metal 2016
TENGGER CAVALRY Soundtrack of the Cavalry album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soundtrack of the Cavalry
Folk Metal 2016

TENGGER CAVALRY singles (11)

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3.50 | 1 ratings
Homeland Song
Folk Metal 2015
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Horseman
Folk Metal 2015
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War Horse
Folk Metal 2015
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Mountain Side Club Remix
Folk Metal 2016
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Paranoid
Folk Metal 2016
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Pokémon Gym Battle
Folk Metal 2016
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The Struggle
Folk Metal 2016
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War Horse (2016)
Folk Metal 2016
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The Path
Folk Metal 2017
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Master of Puppets
Folk Metal 2017
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A Blade of Time
Folk Metal 2017

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TENGGER CAVALRY Reviews

TENGGER CAVALRY Die on My Ride

Album · 2017 · Folk Metal
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Folk metal is a very broad musical genre. It encompasses a wide range of styles, from "Celtic metal" (e.g., Skiltron) to "Mesopotamian metal" (e.g., Melechesh). I have listened to many different forms of folk metal, the last one being "Chinese metal" by Dream Spirit. But never before had I heard of a "Mongolian metal" band.

Tengger Cavalry, which means something like "cavalry of the sky god" (Tengger seems to derive from Tengri, a Mongolian and Turkic deity), have been in the metal scene for seven years. They are quite a prolific band since they have released thirteen studio albums so far. "Die on My Ride" is their penultimate offering, and it is an unusual one.

On the one hand, the instrumental work is the highlight of the record. Although most of the guitar riffs and solos are pretty basic and simple, some of them (the galloping riffs on 'Die on My Ride' or the ones on 'Cursed', for example) are very catchy and interesting enough to keep the listener’s attention. Nevertheless, a few songs, such as 'Independence Day' and 'To the Sky', feature several parts that are extremely dull and uninspired. To be honest, at those moments I just wanted to skip both pieces.

Now then, not everything is doom and gloom. The folk passages are undoubtedly the best part of the record. For instance, the opening piece, ‘Snow’, is perfect to set the mood: the igil and the morin khuur, accompanied by a delicate piano, create some emotive and slow folk melodies. It is also noteworthy how these instruments are effectively used on other tracks like the superb 'Die on My Ride', 'Strike' or 'Me Against Me'.

On the other hand, the vocal performance is the main flaw of this album. Throat singing is characteristic of Mongolia’s traditional music. It is a curious and odd way of singing, yet in this record the raspy vocals don’t convey anything to me -definitely not my cup of tea. The auto-tuned vocals on ‘Ashley’ (yes, you read well, auto-tuned) are the last straw. They are completely random after five Mongolian throat singing pieces and make the album feel rather messy, even though it’s just one song. The choruses, however, are great: they sound absolutely epic and, oftentimes, give a vibe of nomadism.

Unfortunately, I didn’t really enjoy this album after all. The positive aspects don’t make up for the bland and slightly haphazard songwriting. Die on My Ride features some notable songs and an extremely appealing folk sound, but Tengger Cavalry should improve various aspects of their music, especially the guitar riffs. Nonetheless, music is one of the most subjective things and I am sure that a lot of metalheads might appreciate this record much more than I do. Lastly, I would recommend listening to this release if you like folk metal and want to discover different and distinctive sounds.

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